Drug busts made here

the OPP

The Fort Frances Community Drug Action Team has investigated a number of drug-related incidents throughout Rainy River District recently.
The OPP would like to provide the public an overview of the results from these investigations.
Officers hope the information will bring awareness to our community partners and community members to demonstrate the prevalence and type of substance issues occurring in our area, and the police response to such crimes.
On Dec. 1, a traffic stop was conducted in Fort Frances that resulted in two males being arrested for possession and trafficking marijuana.
As a result of the police investigation, officers seized more than six pounds of marihuana, a replica handgun, and cash.
The street value of the drugs seized was $57,385.
One male was charged with drug-related offences and will appear in court here next month.
The investigation remains ongoing.
On Nov. 30, a male was arrested in Fort Frances for possession of more than 30 grams of marijuana, with a street value of $920.
He is scheduled to appear in court in January.
On Nov. 26, a traffic stop was conducted in Fort Frances which resulted in a male being arrested and charged for possession and trafficking Oxycodone.
The male was found to be in possession of Oxycontin without a prescription, as well as a quantity of cash.
The street value of the drugs seized was $2,880.
He also is scheduled to appear in court next month.
OPP officers continue to work in conjunction with community partners to target substance misuse and drug-related criminal activity throughout Rainy River District.
They work daily with various community partners to educate residents about the prevalence of substance misuse through partnerships with the Opiate Task Force and Rainy River District Substance Abuse Prevention Team, in addition to teaching D.A.R.E. in all 15 schools in the district.